Emotion Is the Next Frontier in Human-Computer Interaction
Ever since the early days of the speech technology industry, engineers and developers have been on a never-ending quest to make voices that sound more lifelike and natural.
Speech Is Headed in New Directions
Though still in its very earliest stages, edge computing is being recognized for the transformative role it could play in voice interfaces.
Speech Is Up for Any Challenge
As consumers' interactions shifted to digital channels, voice has become the interface of choice for many of those interactions.
Designing a Web Site? Learn from the Speech Business—Please!
Contact centers, whether with human or automated attendants, have a lot to teach corporate websites about usability.
We Need Answers: Conversational Systems and Answer Technology
Digital assistants are getting better all the time, and answer technology needs to keep pace
What’s Your Enterprise Strategy for Voice Applications?
It matters who your target is
Solving Pain Points for Newcomers Could Set You Apart
Smart vendors will think beyond AI and algorithms and find ways to solve business problems
Reaching the Reluctant with Speech Technology
I'm not a Luddite, but I am skeptical about the latest shiny new toy. People like me want tech that works for us.
11 Keys to Designing Effective IVAs
Businesses and customers alike can benefit from quick, personalized, intelligent self-service.
It’s Time for an End to ‘Speech-Disabled’ IVRs
Too many callers are greeted by dressed-up DTMF or overly ambitious speech offerings. Either way, they're being ill-served.
The Voice Option in Customer Service Must Not Be the Only One
Sometimes keypads are necessary. They cannot be taken out of the service equation.
The Future Is Full of Possibilities
As we've done now for the past few years, Speech Technology magazine is again dedicating its first issue of the new year to a preview of what's to come in our small corner of the world. We've highlighted the six technology areas where we see the most impact: speech engine, speech analytics, voice biometrics, virtual assistants, speech developer platforms, and assistive technologies.
IVAs Can Remake the Self-Service Landscape
Customers prefer self-service if the solutions are effective—which is where IVAs come in.